Welcome to MA+P!

The Division of Media Arts + Practice (MA+P), located within the USC School of Cinematic Arts, offers students a unique opportunity to combine theory and practice while exploring a broad range of media tools and technologies. At the undergraduate level, Media Arts + Practice offers five programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts + Practice
  • Minor in Digital Studies
  • Minor in Media and Social change
  • Minor in Future Cinema
  • Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program

At the graduate level, Media Arts + Practice offers two programs: the PhD in Media Arts + Practice and the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media and Culture.

Departmental Staff

David Lopez
Interactivity Designer
Email: dlopez@cinema.usc.edu
SCI 101E

Stacy Patterson
Program Manager
Email: spatterson@cinema.usc.edu
SCI 101D

Sonia Seetharaman
Associate Director of Academic Programs
Email: sseetharaman@cinema.usc.edu
SCI 101J

Office Location and Contact

The Division of Media Arts + Practice is housed in the SCI Building at the corner of McClintock Avenue and 34th Street. Our offices are on the first floor in Suite 101, just through the double doors facing 34th Street.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; closed on weekends
MA+P Main Line: (213) 821-5700
Email: map@cinema.usc.edu

SCA Complex Business Hours

SCA: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm 8:00 pm
SCB: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
SCC: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
SCX: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
SCE: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
SCI: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Norris Cinema Theater: Hours vary
Robert Zemeckis Center: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Important Links


The catalogue is USC’s official record of all courses and programs that exist at the university. Refer here to find a list of degree requirements for each major, minor, etc., as well as a complete list of courses offered by each department.


The Schedule of Classes, published every semester, lists the courses that are being offered that semester. Refer here to find out the days, times, locations, and professors for each course.


MyUSC is the university's portal, designed to give students, faculty and staff personalized access to wide-ranging campus resources in a single location. Students can use MyUSC to access their USC email, Blackboard, student advisement, financial aid, academic records and registration.


SCA Community is your student portal for all Cinematic Arts-related activities. Students can use SCA Community to receive updates on SCA-related events, request D-clearance for classes, obtain permission to check out SCA equipment, book rooms within the SCA complex, etc.


The SCA Knowledgebase contains several resources for SCA students including how-to's, instructional videos, technical support information, Sound Department resources and hours for the SCA Post Production Facilities.